Perpetrator personality effects on post-separation victim reactions in abusive relationships

Citation
Dg. Dutton et M. Haring, Perpetrator personality effects on post-separation victim reactions in abusive relationships, J FAM VIOL, 14(2), 1999, pp. 193-204
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
ISSN journal
0885-7482 → ACNP
Volume
14
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
193 - 204
Database
ISI
SICI code
0885-7482(199906)14:2<193:PPEOPV>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
Previous research has examined the influence of the abusive personality (Du tton, 1994a,b) on relationship dynamics. Men with high scores of abusive pe rsonality (borderline personality organization, anger and MCMI8: Negativity ) generate more frequent and extreme forms of physical and emotional abuse in intimate relationships. Other lines of research have examined the role o f these relationship features in influencing post-separation adjustment in women. The current study combines two data sets; one bearing on the first o f these issues, the other on the second issue, in order to connect characte ristics of the perpetrator's personality to post separation aspects of vict im reaction. Substantial associations are found between abusive personality and relationship dynamics and between the latter and persistent attachment , trauma symptoms, and lowered self esteem in battered women.